News publications and other organizations are encouraged to reuse Direct Relief-published content for free under a Creative Commons License (Attribution-Non-Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 International), given the republisher complies with the requirements identified below.

When republishing:

  • Include a byline with the reporter’s name and Direct Relief in the following format: "Author Name, Direct Relief." If attribution in that format is not possible, include the following language at the top of the story: "This story was originally published by Direct Relief."
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  • With Direct Relief's permission, news publications can make changes such as localizing the content for a particular area, using a different headline, or shortening story text. To confirm edits are acceptable, please check with Direct Relief by clicking this link.
  • If new content is added to the original story — for example, a comment from a local official — a note with language to the effect of the following must be included: "Additional reporting by [reporter and organization]."
  • If republished stories are shared on social media, Direct Relief appreciates being tagged in the posts:
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Republishing Images:

Unless stated otherwise, images shot by Direct Relief may be republished for non-commercial purposes with proper attribution, given the republisher complies with the requirements identified below.

  • Maintain correct caption information.
  • Credit the photographer and Direct Relief in the caption. For example: "First and Last Name / Direct Relief."
  • Do not digitally alter images.

Direct Relief often contracts with freelance photographers who usually, but not always, allow their work to be published by Direct Relief’s media partners. Contact Direct Relief for permission to use images in which Direct Relief is not credited in the caption by clicking here.

Other Requirements:

  • Do not state or imply that donations to any third-party organization support Direct Relief's work.
  • Republishers may not sell Direct Relief's content.
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  • Advance permission is required to translate Direct Relief's stories into a language different from the original language of publication. To inquire, contact us here.
  • If Direct Relief requests a change to or removal of republished Direct Relief content from a site or on-air, the republisher must comply.

For any additional questions about republishing Direct Relief content, please email the team here.


Partnerships for Humanity

A Direct Relief partner for over two decades, BD is a medical technology company that collaborates on numerous initiatives, providing cash support and medical products.

Quick Facts

BD supports Direct Relief through volunteer services trips, which connect employees with technical expertise to overseas healthcare providers.

BD also sponsors the Helping Build Healthy Communities program, which funds community health centers as they reach underserved and vulnerable populations.

Large-scale donations of needles, syringes and other products from BD also enable many Direct Relief initiatives, including those addressing tuberculosis, human papillomavirus and opioid addiction.

Building Healthy Communities

Awarding Innovation in Community Health

The Helping Build Healthy Communities initiative is funded by BD and implemented with Direct Relief and the National Association of Community Health Centers. The program provides award funding and products to community health centers to support innovative approaches in delivering health care to underserved populations. 

Center for Heathy Aging Patient Maria, and Clinical Pharmacist Michael V. Baxter meet for a consultation at Urban Health Plan, Inc. in Bronx, New York. They laugh along with Maria’s daughter who sits just out of sight.  Urban Health Plan’s Center for Healthy Aging in Bronx, New York aims to use its award funding to improve the health and quality of life of elderly patients and their caregivers through an integrated care team conducting proactive screenings to identify and address patients’ unique needs. Direct Relief along with BD and the National Association of Community Health Centers recently honored Urban Health Plan in Bronx, New York with the “Innovations in Care” award which recognizes health centers in low-resource areas for their success in identifying and assisting vulnerable people manage complex chronic diseases. With the award, Urban Health Plan received a $200,000 grant to build upon their successful work in their Center for Health Aging clinic.

Journal of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy articles on the program:

Past Winners

Since the program’s inception in 2013, the initiative has issued 52 grants totaling $6.88 million to health centers in 20 states.

Get Involved

Ways to Make a Difference

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